Merits and Demerits of Storing Multiple Computer Data Backup in One Drive

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Users always get into the trouble of data loss when their computer or laptop crashes due to damage or failure.

Thanks to backup data that is always prepared to protect us from data loss. People always doubt if one can store data in one backup drive, be it two devices or four. 

Here we will try to find the best reasons explaining the merits and demerits of storing backup data in one external drive. 


It is possible to store your files from multiple devices to one external backup drive. The only conditions that may vary the process are storage, size, interface, and more. Also, it may depend upon the type of backup software. 


1. Only backup one device at a time

Of course, the external drive does not support the data backup process at once from multiple devices. It can be time taking to backup data from each of the devices in one drive. 

2. Don’t allow automatic backup

The automatic backup works well when you have to backup data from only one device. It can be challenging to enable automatic backup when you have other devices to backup too. 

For enabling automatic backup, you have to keep the external hard drive connected to the device in the same configuration. 

Three important things to do before multiple device backup

  • Free up enough storage space 
  • Organize folders from different devices in the backup drive
  • Choose backup software suitable for multiple device backup


Yes, you can backup data from different devices in one external backup drive, but certain conditions exist. Ensure that you have followed the tips before you proceed to backup data from different devices in one drive. 

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